29 October 2016, 11:30 - 13:00
‘There’s no place like home’ according to Dorothy in the ‘The Wizard of Oz’. The UN Refugee Agency reports ‘Globally, one in every 22 humans is now either a refugee, internally displaced or seeking asylum.’ (UNCR, 2015). With the global situation in mind, the actors explore their personal and collective experience of home and migration.
Individual stories are interwoven by the ensemble and presented with humour, poignancy and a wealth of characters. The company comprises students and lecturers from Anglia Ruskin University, the performances are inspired by the process of autobiographical theatre, an important aspect of the MA Dramatherapy training, based at the university. A post performance workshop and discussion will invite the audience to explore their connections with the notions of home and migration as well as engaging with a moving exhibition of artistic responses to the needs of refugees and asylum seekers by local school children. The work represents a collaboration between the MA Dramatherapy, Faculty of Art, Law and Social Sciences, and the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Anglia Ruskin University, along with Cambridge, City of Sanctuary.
The event is part of Cambridge Festival of Ideas.